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10th December 2004, 08:43
First time posting here , I have several .45 1911 pistols including a Rock Island
This one i installed some millet sites which make a great improvement..
I have owned this one for about 6 months and have run 800 rounds thru it
with no problems what so ever.. it even feeds silvertips smoothy!
Just wanted to say Hi to you guys ! :)
10th December 2004, 09:02
10th December 2004, 09:04
I second the Welcome. It's REALLY an informative site. Great attitudes!!!!
12th December 2004, 18:55
Did you have to do any gunsmithing to put those sights on?
If you don't mind, where did you get them and for how much?
12th December 2004, 19:08
These sites are Millet and had my local dealer order them from Brownells .. they cost less than $40.00 I installed them myself , the front one is easier to install if you have a staking tool,, to spread the little ear so it fits tight.. the rear just taps in place
with a brass drift and small hammer..
13th December 2004, 07:30
Looks Great! I was concerned about how to remove the front sight without messing the slide up. Not sure what a staking tool is? The rear should be a snap. How much higher are the new sights vs. the original ones?
13th December 2004, 09:10
A staking tool is, normaly, a special sort of punch. Brownells has them: http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=916&title=1911+AUTO+FRONT+SIGHT+STAKER
This is a tool that allows you to displace the sight's skirt material. The material bends outward and secures the sight, almost like a rivet.
After staking the sight it's sometimes required to grind off excess material so that the bushing fits well again...
13th December 2004, 14:39
13th December 2004, 17:32
To remove the front site ,, clamp the sight in a good vise , you may want to
grind the flaired part that protrudes inside the slide with a dremmel tool .. then , gently tap the slide .. it should pull right off !!
14th December 2004, 14:05
Thank You! That is what makes for a GREAT FORUM!
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